• Italy
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In the late 1980s, Fabrizio founds the “Noci Sonanti” tribe (which literally means “Sounding Walnuts tribe”). In an old farmhouse in the heart of the Italian countryside, Fabrizio decides to live without electricity and other comforts of modern life, hosting those people who want to adopt and share his radical lifestyle.

Thirty years later, the film tells the story of a sixty-five years old Fabrizio spending his summer with Siddhartha, his nine years old son, who grew up in the Tribe when his parents were still together. With his father's help, the child is preparing for his fourth-grade exam as a private student, which seems to be the only institutional moment of his life.

During this summer, Sid begins to attend Sofia, a girl almost his own age, who spends a short period with her grandfather, who lives close to him. With her he experiences a completely different lifestyle: archetypal moments, common to each child, alternate with other situations more related to the way of living, which mark a difference between the Tribe and the rest of the world. A difference that the child starts to consider when prompted to imagine his future for the first time.


  • Original Title
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Damiano Giacomelli, Lorenzo Raponi
  • Cinematography
    Damiano Giacomelli, Lorenzo Raponi
  • Editing
    Aline Hervé, Enrico Giovannone
  • Sound
    Diego Schiavo
  • Runtime
    79 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Italy
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • Dok Leipzig 2019
    • ZAGREB DOX 2020
    • Film festival della Lessinia 2020
    • Cineteca di Milano 2019
    • CORTO DORICO 2019 Cinema è reale
  • Awards
    • WINNER New Talents - Biografilm Film Festival 2019 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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